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Police Foundations

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 11071Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Hearing and Vision Standards

Some law enforcement agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Further, mental and physical health and good moral character and habits will be required.

Vulnerable Sector Check

Employers in some sectors of the law and security field that provide community service opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences and mandatory bonding. This is a requirement for some sectors of the law and security field. It is important for potential students to understand that certain requirements are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the community service portion, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.

 

Students in programs or occupations involving direct contact with vulnerable persons are required to undergo a vulnerable sector check. The check may have to be renewed every three to six months. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

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Standard First Aid

Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) may be required by employers.

Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,916.50
  • international: $14,992.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,958.25$7,496.00
Tuition$1,351.41$6,889.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee$469.89$469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional)$55.95$55.95
Program Ancillary Fee$81.00$81.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,877.25$7,496.00
Tuition$1,351.41$6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee$469.89$469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional)$55.95$55.95
Program Ancillary Fee$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,877.25$7,496.00
Tuition$1,351.41$6,970.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee$469.89$469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional)$55.95$55.95
Program Ancillary Fee$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,958.25$7,496.00
Tuition$1,351.41$6,889.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee$469.89$469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional)$55.95$55.95
Program Ancillary Fee$81.00$81.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 to $500 per semester for textbooks and supplies.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Honours Degree 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with an equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus two work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.  

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

View Honours Degree 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.  Students should apply through ontariocolleges.ca and select Entry Level 3.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

 

Apply for this degree starting in Fall >   

$2500.00 Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Security Studies

Humber students who have successfully completed the Police Foundations Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements may apply for the Bachelor of Security Studies or the Bachelor of Arts - major in Criminology at Macquarie University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - major in Criminology

Humber students who have successfully completed the Police Foundations Diploma with a GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (62.5%) or 4.5 out of 7.0 and who meet all other admission requirements may apply for the Bachelor of Security Studies or the Bachelor of Arts - major in Criminology at Macquarie University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Sociology

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Psychology

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Political Science

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

PROGRAM OFFERED AT GLENDON COLLEGE

Students must successfully complete the Humber Police Foundations Diploma  program with a minimum average of 70%. Students will be eligible to receive 36 transfer credits towards one of the following BA of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or any Bachelor of Arts Degree (90 or 120 credits) offered at Glendon College, York University. For more information visit the York University web site.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast)

Applicants from Humber College who meet the requirements will be eligible for admission to Griffith University (Mt. Gravatt and Gold Coast) with full block transfer credit, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the related program of study.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Law LLB

Humber students who have successfully completed a Diploma in any field at Humber College and meet the requirements, will be considered for admission into the University of Gloucestershire's Law LLB (Hons) (2-year fast track). International students should demonstrate and must provide evidence that they have attained a level of English Equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Alternative acceptable English Language qualifications can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements

Business Bachelor of Business Administration

Students who complete a 2 year diploma at Humber will be granted 60 credit hours toward the completion of a bachelor degree program at Davenport University. You will need to complete a minimum of 60 credit hours (approximately two years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements and to complete your bachelor degree program. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours to earn a bachelor degree. The total credit hours will include the completed 2 year diploma classes plus any courses completed through Davenport University.

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Full-time Students

Rick DeFacendis, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3266
richard.defacendis@humber.ca

Online and Part-time Students

Stephen Duggan, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3771
stephen.duggan@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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Humber’s Police Foundations diploma program, offered on a full-time and online part-time basis, enjoys an excellent reputation within the criminal justice community.

Our program’s current and relevant curriculum, developed with the insights and expertise of members of the college’s Police Foundations Advisory Committee, ensures you’ll learn the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a justice related career. Practical courses allow you to learn about psychology, sociology, criminology, the criminal code, contemporary social and community problems, policing protocols and strategies, investigating and evidence, and conflict management. As well, instruction in fitness and lifestyle management will teach you about the importance of health and wellness and about the Constable Selection Process. 

Your professors, who have real-life work experience in public and private policing, will help you graduate with a range of security, problem-solving and administrative skills, and with a commitment to justice and to your community.

Graduates of the program will be subject to all requirements of the Ontario Constable Selection Process and local police requirements when applying for a position as a police constable in Ontario.

*International students may only apply at the Lakeshore campus.

The Police Foundations program is also offered part time.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Complete all tasks in compliance with pertinent legislation, as well as policing standards, regulations and guidelines.
  • Analyze all relevant information and make effective and legally defensible* decisions in accordance with ethical and professional standards.
  • Be accountable for one’s actions when carrying out all tasks.
  • Develop and implement ongoing effective strategies for personal and professional development.
  • Ensure the respect of human rights and freedoms in all interactions.
  • Work co-operatively in multidisciplinary teams to achieve mutual goals.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of community policing* strategies.
  • Monitor, evaluate and document behaviours, situations and events accurately and discreetly in compliance with legal, professional, ethical and organizational requirements.
  • Mitigate risks and maintain order by applying effective strategies in crisis*, conflict* and emergency* situations.
  • Take positive actions to help crime victims.
  • Conduct investigations by collecting, documenting, preserving and presenting admissible evidence*.


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Work Placement

While the program does not offer a work placement, self-initiated community service opportunities will be made available to help broaden your understanding of the role of justice services within the community at large.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019OrangevilleOpenNot Available
September 2019LakeshoreClosedClosed
January 2020LakeshoreOpenOpen

Watch the video to find out about skills you will learn in the Police Foundations program along with courses that are taught, the variety of simulation labs available, and the options students will have when they complete the program.

Centre for Justice Leadership

Conflict Resolution Lab

Court of Justice

Crime Scene Lab

Driving Sim Lab

Forensic Lab

Take a Tour of Our Sim Labs

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360° Sim Lab

360° Crime Scene Lab

Your Career

Fulfill your desire to serve your community and make our world a safer, better place to live.

With the wide-ranging public and private policing skills developed during your studies, you’ll enjoy a competitive edge when pursuing these potential career opportunities:

  • Municipal, provincial and national police services
  • Canada Border Services Agency (Immigration and Border Security)
  • Correctional services (provincial and federal)
  • Special constable positions (Provincial, GO Transit, TTC)
  • Municipal by-law enforcement
  • Court security services
  • Variety of private policing opportunities

Industry and Community Partnerships

This program has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that have provided employment opportunities for Humber graduates. 

  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Toronto Police Service
  • York Regional Police
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service
  • Toronto West Detention Centre
  • Syl Apps Youth Centre

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.